The Prime Minister announces a change in the senior ranks of the Public Service

OTTAWA, May 31, 2017 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following change in the senior ranks of the Public Service:

Francis McGuire becomes President of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, effective June 12, 2017. Mr. McGuire previously served in senior leadership roles in the private sector and with the Government of New Brunswick. 

The Prime Minister took the opportunity to congratulate Paul LeBlanc on the occasion of his recent retirement from the Public Service, following a distinguished career marked by dedication and excellence in serving Canadians.

Biographical notes attached.

Francis McGuire


Master of Arts (International Studies, Trade and Economics), Johns Hopkins University    

Bachelor of Arts, Dalhousie University

Diploma in European Politics, Institut d'études politiques de Paris


2000 - 2015
President and Chief Executive Officer, Major Drilling Group International Inc.

1998 - 2000
Vice-President, Marketing and Business Development, MITI Information Technology Inc.

1985 - 1997
Deputy Minister, Economic Development and Tourism, Government of New Brunswick

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